Welcome to our Center!
The UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture was established by a lead gift of $5 million from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and matching funds provided by generous members of the Hellenic and Philhellenic community of Southern California. Featuring two named professorships in Hellenic Studies, graduate student funding, and support for the arts, the Center builds on UCLA’s strengths across many academic fields, placing Hellenic culture within a broad historical and contemporary context. Located at one of the most prestigious public universities in the United States, the Center will have a tremendous impact on a...Learn More About Us
In the Spotlight
Establishment of the Vlahakis-Hanks Undergraduate Scholarship
We are thrilled to announce the establishment of the Vlahakis-Hanks Undergraduate Scholarship, which will be awarded to students who demonstrate leadership in Hellenic causes, environmental issues, or...
Build The Center
We welcome you to attend one of our upcoming events or lectures and see the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture in action! To donate online please visit: Giving to the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture Or if you... Read More
Of our Goal
Peter & Vivi Demopoulos
Peter and Vivi Demopoulos were both born in Greece. They came via different routes to Los Angeles, where they eventually met in the late 1970’s. Peter’s family roots in LA go back to 1905 when his paternal grandfather, Andreas, left Greece and arrived after a... Read more